It's in the Bag, Maine Lobster Edition
Recenty rode up to Maine with fellow rider/photographer Sandy Noble. This is what we brought. A Canon G11 is missing from the shot because it was used to take the photo, but there's a space for it in the lower right hand corner of the iPad. So here's what we got:
Pentax K-5 with DA* 16-50 F2.8 and DA70mm f/2.4
Nikon 1 with 10mm f/2.8 and 10-30mm/30-110mm variable aperture zooms.
Pentax Q with 01 Prime (47mm f/1.9 eq) and 03 Fish Eye
Fuji X-Pro 1 with three primes (18mm f/2.0, 35mm f/1.4, 60mm f/2.4) and flash
CamOne POV video camera
As you can see, the cup runneth over, or at least runneth the iPad. On prior trips I managed to squeeze it all on the iPad, but now we have two photogs plus the big Pentax zoom in the picture. That's ok, since we have two motorcycles to carry the gear, and my bike for the trip - a BMW R 1200 RT - had a humongous topcase that swallowed my LowePro Stealth Reporter 400 with ease.
What surprised me most of all (but on reflection should not have) is the fact that the Fuji X-Pro1 and Pentax K-5 are remarkably close in size. The only things that make the K-5 bigger are the grip and the pentaprism; the bodies are otherwise the same size.
In any case, we had a lot of fun with this kit and took plenty of photos. Get ready for a deluge of shots from the journey...
[NOTE: I'm testing Google's Affiliate Ads, thus the photo and link of the Pentax K-5 below.]